Local professional services group, Quinton International, are sponsoring a special charity event being held next month, in support of Isle of Man Breast Cancer Now.

The ‘007’ themed event, suitably named ‘Crogga Royale’ thanks to the kind permission of Mr and Mrs Chris Beauman who have kindly offered use of Crogga Castle exclusively for the event, will welcome guests to an evening of Cocktails, Wine and Canapes on Saturday 15th July.

Guests will have the opportunity to take a ride on Crogga Valley Railway, the privately owned seven and a quarter gauge miniature railway, as well as a boat ride on the lake, both of which are located in the grounds. They are also invited to view the remainder of the lovely grounds on foot or to relax in the reception rooms or large conservatory of the house whilst enjoying an array of entertainment music and songs by well-known local performers. The event will also host a raffle.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Co-owner of Quinton International, Morris Hazell, said “We are delighted to be able to sponsor this event in support of Isle of Man Breast Cancer Now. The charity is such a worthwhile organisation whose scientists are pioneers in the field of breast cancer research e.g. discovering the hereditary breast cancer genes and developing the ‘silver bullet’ drug Herceptin. The Isle of Man Group of Breast Cancer Now have, for the last 25 years, been raising awareness of this devastating disease and offering support and assistance to local residents. We couldn’t be happier to offer our support and very much look forward to being part of the event.”

The local Group was founded in 1992 by Jan Brooks and Barbara Thorn under its former name Breakthrough Breast Cancer Isle of Man. Breakthrough Breast Cancer then went on to merge with Breast Cancer Campaign in 2015 to form a new charity, now known as Breast Cancer Now.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Co-founder Barbara Thorn, said: “We are extremely thankful to Quinton for their generosity in sponsoring this event. Without support from organisations like Quinton it would be extremely difficult and expensive to hold such events or to raise important money for the charity in order to continue its research into this awful, indiscriminate disease and to achieve its vision, that by 2015 no-one will die from breast cancer. We look forward to welcoming them among guests at the event in a few weeks’ time.”

Co-owner, Adrian Sacco, added: “Over the last 25 years the Breast Cancer Now Isle of Man Group, in both its current and former capacity has, with the generous support of the Manx public, raised over £1.6 million pounds to support the important and necessary research into breast cancer – this is a phenomenal achievement! It has also campaigned for services locally here on the Isle of Man, raised funds and awareness and provided education locally to social groups and schools on the disease and how to detect it. We wanted to provide some kind of help to enable them to raise the funds needed to continue this great work that they do and what better way to sponsor a great event.”

Image: Managing Director, Adrian Sacco and CSO, Morris Hazell present cheque to Breast Cancer Now Local Group Founder and Treasurer, Barbara Thorn.

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